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S'mores Caramel Apples

Stephanie Gallagher

S'mores Caramel Apples

These caramel apples have all the flavor of s'mores, but in a caramel apple form. Unlike most caramel apples, these candy apples are not made with caramel candy. Once you learn how to make caramel apples with this easy recipe, you can use whatever toppings suit your fancy. Try nuts, coconut and peanut butter chips on your caramel and candy apples.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8-10 caramel apples

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 small Granny Smith apples (the smaller the apples, the better these caramel apples will taste)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • 6 graham crackers, broken into small pieces
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows, cut in half

Preparation:

  1. Wash and dry apples. With a paring knife, remove the stems of the apples, cutting into the apples just enough to break the skin. Insert craft sticks or lollipop sticks into the apples. Set aside.

  2. Spread out the chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces and marshmallows on small plates. Place the plates next to the stove.

  3. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Spray with cooking spray. Place next to the plates of chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces and marshmallows.

  4. Place brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk into a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the caramel thickens and reaches 245 degrees, as measured by a candy thermometer (compare prices). This will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

  5. Dip apples into caramel, turning to coat. Allow excess caramel to drip off apples, then roll apples in chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces and marshmallows. Place on prepared baking sheet to cool. Transfer apples to the refrigerator to cool until set, about 10 minutes.
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